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  • You wouldn't think it, but this man cries.
    He's tough and can chug down a glass of straight vodka.
    You would think he's numb.

    He takes long bouncy strides when he walks;
    you would know it's him a mile away in the dark.
    Says hello to strangers, pets dogs and makes kids laugh.

    He buys a pack of orange American Spirits and yells out in Hindi,
    "God has made you very beautiful!" to the Yemeni store clerks.
    They have no idea what it means, but they know his name.

    The Pope and the Dalai Lama met the day Rajive was born.

    He painted and painted. And painted.
    Huge, elaborate, complicated paintings combining the West and the East;
    but they wanted him to do things differently.
    They wanted him to bow.

    He drank and drank. And smoked.

    A fish out of water, jumping with life.
    Too much life for people to handle.
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